Joe Rogan reveals he has a clause in UFC contract that may see him depart at any time when Dana White goes
Joe Rogan reveals he has a clause in UFC contract that may see him depart at any time when Dana White goes, the commentator confirms on his podcast
- Rogan referred to as himself a ‘skilled fan’ and stated, ‘If Dana leaves, I am gone’
- He has been affiliated with the UFC since 1997, commentating since 2002
- Rogan has carved out a distinct segment for himself, leveraging his time with the UFC right into a profitable profession doing standup comedy & a profitable and common podcast
On an episode of his podcast, the Joe Rogan Expertise, Rogan revealed there is a stipulation in his contract that may let him depart if Dana White now not runs the present.
‘If Dana (White) leaves, I am gone,’ Rogan stated. ‘That is in my contract.’ Rogan later referred to as himself a ‘skilled fan’.
Rogan first grew to become fascinating in preventing – particularly jiu-jitsu in 1994 after watching a battle at UFC 2. He then grew to become concerned with UFC as an interviewer at UFC 12 in 1997.
Joe Rogan (L) stated his UFC contract permits him to depart the corporate when Dana White (R) does
That was earlier than Dana White grew to become president of the corporate in 2001. After initially rejecting the supply, Rogan accepted a job as colour commentator – working without cost in trade for tickets for him and his mates.
Rogan continued working below this settlement for about 15 gigs earlier than he started accepting fee for the job.
Whereas he does not go to as many UFC occasions now as he did earlier than, Rogan remains to be a staple within the sport’s greatest occasions together with American pay-per-view protection.
He is identified for his enthusiastic commentary and reactions to decisive blows. At UFC 278, he was seen trying shocked after Leon Edwards caught Kamaru Usman with a head kick that knocked the Usman out chilly.
Joe Rogan, who was commentating on the Edwards-Usman battle, was shocked by the pinnacle kick
Rogan was in a position to leverage his reputation from the colour commentary gig to show the Joe Rogan Expertise into the most well-liked podcast on this planet.
In 2020, Rogan was supplied – and signed – a cope with Spotify for greater than $100 million.
Rogan was a colour commentator at UFC’s most up-to-date pay-per-view occasion, UFC 279, the place he was praised by followers following a tense trade with Swedish-Chechen fighter Khamzat Chimaev after his undercard battle.
Chimaev was initially slated for the primary occasion in opposition to Nate Diaz, however was obese and was pressured to battle in a less-prestigious match.
Rogan demanded a solution as to why Chimaev missed weight. After his preliminary query was dismissed by the Swede after his victory over Kevin Holland, Rogan pressed, saying, ‘I do know you do not care about [missing weight] now, however if you wish to compete for the welterweight title, it is essential that they know you can also make 170 kilos.’
Followers applauded Rogan for his dedication to getting a solution out of Chimaev, with some like former UFC champion Daniel Cormier praising him for ‘[asking] him the laborious questions.’
Rogan (R) was praised for questioning Khamzat Chimaev who did not make weight at UFC 279